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The Meck Institute gives you the opportunity to explore how God intersects every aspect of your life – from the way you read the Bible to the way you treat your spouse, from how you pray to how you parent your children. And we do this through classes, workshops and community learning. With a wide variety of classes and formats, you’re bound to find one that is perfect for you. Choose from our on-demand, online and in-person classes, register, encourage a friend to attend, and get ready for an awesome experience.

Not sure where to start? Our on-demand Training Camp video is a great place to begin!

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Check out the Meck Institute On Demand.

Meck Institute On Demand allows you to take these classes whenever and wherever you want! These are easy to invite a friend to join you, catch up if you missed a previously offered class, or if you just have a busy schedule and can't make it to other in-person or online classes.

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Spring Course Catalog

Browse the Meck Institute Spring Course Catalog today! Explore upcoming in-person, online, live-streamed and on-demand classes.

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Check out our Spiritual Mentoring Program

The Institute’s Spiritual Mentoring Program allows participants the opportunity to target specific areas of spiritual growth they hope to pursue and then develop them within the context of biblical community.

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Serve with the Meck Institute

Within the Meck Institute are volunteer positions for teachers, pilot class attenders, online class hosts, and administrative support. If you love teaching, facilitating discussion, giving constructive feedback, or just being involved in the main discipleship ministry of Meck, then serving in the Institute may be a great fit for you.

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Parenting Workshop: The Character of God
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

Parenting Workshop: The Character of God

We believe that parents are called to be the primary influencers of their children's spiritual lives. We also believe that it is no easy task! Depending on your own upbringing you may or may not have a clear vision of what it looks like to lead your child toward God. You may wonder: "How can I help my child gain a clear and true understanding of what Christianity is? How do we bring God into the conversation naturally? How do we answer tough questions?"As your church community, we hope to partner with you in answering those questions and giving you the confidence you need to lead your child well. That's why we are offering new Saturday morning workshops where we invite you to bring your child with you to see family discipleship in action and practice it for yourself. In each workshop, we will spend some time looking at a single topic we can impress upon our children, and we'll discuss how we might approach it with our young kids. Think of it as a peek behind the curtain into what they are experiencing in MecKidz each weekend for you to see and do at home!Our March workshop will focus on how we can lead our kids to know the character of God. If our desire is for them to choose a life long relationship with God, we need to start by helping them know what God is like. This month's workshop is recommended for kids ages 3 - 8 years.Note: This class is designed for an adult caregiver to attend alongside their child. We will lead you through some activities and crafts as we model how discipleship might look in the ordinary parts of your day. During the last part of our time together kids will have some playtime while we debrief class as adults.

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Sunday | February 25, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Jesus' Final Days

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | February 26, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. EST

The Writings (Big Picture Bible Study)

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Monday | February 26, 2024 @ 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST

Financial Sense

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Thursday | February 29, 2024 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Christian Classics

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Sunday | March 03, 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST

Game Time

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | March 04, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Marriage Prep

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Tuesday | March 05, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Team Life

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Saturday | March 09, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

Parenting Workshop: The Character of God

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Sunday | March 10, 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. EST

Team Life

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Thursday | March 21, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST

The Gospels (Big Picture Bible Study)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | March 25, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. EST

The Gospels (Big Picture Bible Study)

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Sunday | April 14, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

A Single Life

Mecklenburg Community Church

Questions

General

No! Meck Institute classes are open to anyone and everyone to attend. Some classes are age-specific (noted in the class description); otherwise, there are no restrictions. In fact, we encourage you to invite friends, family, coworkers, etc. to attend with you.

Most classes are completely FREE. Only a handful of classes require a small fee to cover material costs.

Most of our classes will have an accompanying workbook, which will be provided for you. You’ll have the option when you register to have yours emailed to you as a PDF, shipped to you, or you can pick it up at Meck’s campus in Charlotte.

Both. We offer in-person, live streamed, online and on-demand classes. The format of each class is indicated in the class description. Here’s an easy breakdown:

  • In person classes take place live in a physical classroom at Mecklenburg Community Church.
  • Live stream classes also take place live in a physical classroom at Meck, but you can choose to attend virtually.
  • Online classes are live but exclusively online, with the teacher joining you in the virtual classroom.
  • On demand classes are pre-recorded and available for you to access at any time.

No worries! Life happens, and we get that. Simply email meckinstitute@mecklenburg.org to let us know you cannot make it.

Simply shoot us an email at meckinstitute@mecklenburg.org, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

When in-person classes feature a live stream viewing option, the teacher will be in a physical classroom with in-person students, but you can opt to participate in class virtually. You’ll be able to ask questions and take part in group discussions, but from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are).

Most likely, the class you’re interested in was already offered in the semester or has yet to be scheduled. But fill out our class interest form HERE to be notified when registration becomes available. You can suggest new class ideas here, too.

In Person Classes

Sometimes. If you attend an in-person class on a Sunday, you can utilize MecKidz for your children while you’re in class. For weekday classes, we offer childcare for most of our parenting classes. 

Online Classes

Most classes are live unless designated as “on-demand.” We believe that learning takes place best within community, and live classes provide a great atmosphere for meeting new people and forming meaningful relationships. Additionally, you’ll be able to chat with the instructor and receive feedback in real time. If you’re not comfortable attending live, or if your schedule doesn’t afford you that option, you can always register and wait until the class recording is available a few days after the live class takes place.

While we encourage everyone to have their camera turned on during class, it’s not mandatory in our adult classes. We do, however, insist on having cameras on for our children’s classes as an additional security measure. But don’t let the camera be a deterrent to your participation. The atmosphere of our online classes is casual, so feel free to wear your pajamas, eat dinner while participating, and even have your cat join you for class as well.

Not unless you want to. We utilize Zoom for our online classes, and you can attend a class through your web browser without downloading any additional software. However, to access the full functionality of Zoom, we encourage you to download the desktop app on your computer or the Zoom app on your phone. Once you click on the classroom link (which you’ll receive via email), you’ll be prompted to download Zoom if you haven’t already. If you don’t wish to, simply select “ignore”, and you’ll be able to access the meeting through your web browser.

You sure can! A few days after class, you’ll receive an email with the class recording. You’ll be able to watch it as many times as you’d like for three months.